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Stuart BakerBlack Fire New Spirits – Images Of A Revolution – Radical Jazz In The USA 1960 to 1975 (hardcover) ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $28.99 49.95
A stunning book of photographs to stand alongside the excellent album art books done by the Soul Jazz label – a treasure trove of hardly-seen images of some of the best underground musicians of the 60s and 70s – and a great antidote to the sorts of jazz books that are only just filled with pictures of Duke, Louis, and Miles! In true Soul Jazz fashion, the volume shines the spotlight on key avant and spiritual jazz figures – like Roland Kirk, Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler, Elvin Jones, Cecil Taylor, Eric Dolphy, Alice Coltrane, Lloyd McNeil, The Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Max Roach, Larry Young, and many others – each of whom get at least one very vivid photo (some black and white, some color), and a short bit of text that introduces their music and placement in jazz. To be fair, there's also some shots of Miles, too – but shown in a very different context in this great book! 189 pages, oversize, with a great hardcover package. Book

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Beach BoysSurfin USA ... LP
Capitol, 1963. Very Good- ... $11.99
Early work from The Beach Boys, but Brian Wilson's genius is already starting to show – tucked in between some more obviously poppy numbers that first put the group on the map! The album obviously features the big title hit, but there's some other great gems here that are much lesser known – our favorite of which is "The Lonely Sea", an incredible number filled with sadness and longing, and a real precursor to the Pet Sounds years! Other titles include "Finders Keepers", "Lana", "Farmer's Daughter", "Noble Surfer", "Stoked", "Surfin USA", "Miserlou", "Shut Down", and "Let's Go Trippin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label mono pressing. Cover has some wear and a few small tape spots.)

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James BrownJames Brown & His Famous Flames Tour The USA ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $13.99
Killer early work by James Brown – one of the best pre-funk albums on King, and really stuffed with great obscure numbers! The "tour" part is a bit of a misnomer – as the album only features studio work, not live tracks – but it is a great excuse for the record to have a cool cover with James in front of a map of the USA! Tracks are a mix of instrumentals and hard soul numbers – all very raw and rootsy, much more in the early style of James' best R&B work. Titles include "Sticky", "Cross Firing", "Choo Choo Locomotion", "Doin The Limbo", "Joggin Along", "I've Got Money", "Like A Baby", and "Three Hearts In A Tangle". CD

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Electric Eel ShockGo USA! ... LP
Gearhead, 2005. Very Good+ ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue vinyl pressing.)

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Terry Gibbs/Hot Lips Page/Jackie ParisJazztime USA – Vol 3 ... 7-inch
Brunswick, Early 50s. Very Good ... $9.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some wear & aging.)

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Made In USAMelodies (voc)/Gotta Get High ... 12-inch
De-Lite, 1977. Near Mint- ... $59.99
A couple of nice disco numbers from Made In USA, a polished modern soul group that veered towards the clubby end of the De-Lite catalog, but with a nicely polished soulful feel. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Disco De-Lite sleeve.)

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✨✧ MantronixWho Is It (freestyle USA club, who's dub is it?, freestyle radio, UK club mix, bonus beats, LP radio) ... 12-inch
Sleeping Bag, 1986. Sealed (pic cover)... $3.99
One of Mantronix last worthwhile cuts, that sounds almost like it could have been on the first LP. With MC Tee on vocals. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Sealed, with hype sticker. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Off Broadway USAOn ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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Muyei PowerSierra Leone In 70s USA (180 gram vinyl with download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), Late 70s. Sealed ... $14.99
A hip group from Sierra Leone – but one who recorded these tracks in the US during the late 70s – which makes for a very unusual hybrid of sounds! The group's original approach was to update regional sounds from their nation, and avoid some of the more commercial cover versions of Anglo hits on the market – but over the years they played a fair bit on the Canary Islands, and then on the west coast of the US – and seemed to pick up a range of funky influences in the process! The result is a sound that's rooted in Africa, but peppered with lots of skittish rhythms and fast instrumental riffing – a bit like some of the post-colonial work on the London and Paris scenes of the time, but a bit different too. The cuts here were all originally issued in the US on the Makossa label – that hotbed of cross-cultural creativity – and titles include "Bi Loko", "Yamba Sowe", "Wali Bena", "Be Patient", and "Ben Ben Bee". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sextet Of Orchestra USAMack The Knife – And Other Berlin Theatre Songs Of Kurt Weill ... LP
RCA, 1966. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Quite a hip group – one that includes Eric Dolphy, Jerome Richardson, Nick Travis, Thad Jones, Richard Davis, and John Lewis – plays themes from Kurt Weil's score to Mack the Knife, a choppy little set of grooves that actually works great for modernist jazz improvisation. Dolphy's work on bass clarinet's pretty darn great – and Richardson matches him on the instrument on a few tracks as well. Titles include "Bilbao Song", "Mack The Knife", "Havana Song", and "As You Make Your Bed". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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SpaceheadsRound The Outside – Live In The USA ... CD
Dark Beloved Cloud, 1996. Used ... $5.99
(Comes in a slim jewel case.)

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Bruce SpringsteenBorn In The USA (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
The album where Bruce Springsteen really settles in as The Boss – gritty, chest-pumping anthems all the way here on this one! Born In The USA is so exuberant and full of life, even when Bruce is angry –as he is on the title track – his charisma is so strong that you'd be forgiven for thinking he's cheerleading, when he's really criticizing. Strong stuff, even if you might want to skip over couple of overplayed numbers – with "Cover Me", "Darlington County", "I'm On Fire", "I'm Going Down", "My Hometown", "Glory Days", "Born In The USA", "No Surrender", "Bobby Jean", "Dancing In The Dark", and "Working On The Highway". LP, Vinyl record album

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USA Is A MonsterRIP ... CD
Northern Spy, 2010. Used ... $3.99

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✨✧ VariousHitsville USA – The Motown Singles Collection Vol 2 – 1972 to 1992 (4CD box set) ... CD
Motown, 1970s/1980s/Early 90s. Used 4 CDs ... $19.99
(Out of print, edgewear to outerbox & punch through barcode.)

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VariousPunk 45 Vol 1– Kill The Hippies! Kill Yourself! – Underground Punk In The USA 1973 to 1980 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
Way more than just the usual punk collection you might expect – not just LA hardcore or New York downtown, and instead a really wide range of work from the American underground of the 70s – including some really key tracks by artists who were working in a punkish mode a few years before the style ever had a name! Soul Jazz have really done an excellent job with this set – scanning a wealth of rare indie singles to come up with a set of tracks that virtually writes the history of the emergence of punk rock on the American shores – work that owes very little to the UK wave, and which instead really reflects the unique hybrid of styles that infected US material from the start. There's loads of cuts on here that we'd totally forgotten about – all brought together with the usual great Soul Jazz sense of history, reflected in the notes – and titles include "Let's Get Rid Of New York" by The Randoms, "I'm A Bug" by The Urinals, "Cakes In The Home" by Crash Course In Science, "Not Now No Way" by The Pagans, "Flash Of The Moment" by Pastiche, "Neutron Bomb" by The Controllers, "Action" by The Knots, "Dog Meat" by Flamin Groovies, "Kill The Hippies" by The Deadbeats, "US Millie" by Theoretical Girls, "Wild Weekend" by The Zeros, "Ice Age" by The Bizarros, and "Hillside Strangler" by Hollywood Squares. CD

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VariousSteppin Across The USA – Vol 1 ... CD
Steppin Muzak, Late 70s/1980s. Used ... $7.99
A great little set of smooth soul tunes – put together from the Chicago Stepper's scene, and featuring some great obscure gems from the late 70s, 80s, and 90s! Titles include "Long Distance Love" by Faze, "Got The Right Attitude" by Tashan, "The Affair" by Lonnie Jordan, "So I Like You" by Degree Of Motion, "Hail The Word (deep state dub)" by Isis, "Day Dream" by Mark Johnson, "True Love" by Billy Porter, "Little Red Boat (Gizmo's Groove)" by Angel Grant, and "Close" by Mark Winkler. CD
(Note: Some of the titles here were mastered from vinyl sources – but we've been assured that the collection is legit.)

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VariousSteppin Across The USA – Vol 2 ... CD
Steppin Muzak, Late 70s/1980s/1990s. Used ... $8.99
Modern soul, R&B, and smooth grooves – the sound of the Stepper's scene that's been big in Chicago for years, and which seems to be having a bit of pull outside the Windy City these days! Tracks include "Rising Cost of Love" by Loose Change, "Sing A Simple Song" by Identiy Crisis, "The Joneses (12" Mix)" by The Temptations, "Sweet On U" by Lo Key, "Never Say Goodbye To Love" by Rene Moore, "Special Kind Of Fool" by Basic Black, "Mr Fix It" by Jeffree, "Love's Gonna Last" by Jeffree, "Don't Look Any Further" by Dennis Edwards, and "Don't Know Why" by David Ruffin & Eddie Kendricks. CD
(Note: Some of the titles here were mastered from vinyl sources.)

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VariousSteppin Across The USA – Volume 12 ... CD
Steppin Muzak, Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. Used ... $6.99
Those Chicago steppers are at it again – working their way across the USA, and picking up a fresh range of grooves in the process! As on previous volumes, the tunes are a mix of older soul and a few contemporary numbers – with a heavy sprinkling of 80s cuts, showing a bit of a shift on the steppers scene as it moves away from the 60s! Titles include "Not Ready" by Con Funk Shun, "Love's A Merry Go Round" by Juicy, "Ride Your Pony Girl" by The Moments, "Still Got The Magic" by Michael Wycoff, "Love U 2 The Limit" by Mac Band, "The Show Is Over" by Evelyn Champagne King, "Walking With You" by East Coast Offering, "Can't Let Go (inst)" by Tony Terry, "Is This For Real" by O'Bryan, and "You & Me" by Jamm. CD
(Note: Some of the titles here were mastered from vinyl sources – but we've been assured that the collection is legit. Out of print.)

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VariousSteppin Across The USA – Volume 13 ... CD
Steppin Muzak, Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. Used ... $6.99
The vibe gets wider and wider with each new entry in this classic series – no surprise, given the depth of sounds the Chicago steppers have been getting into! Some of the cuts here are almost of vintage that hits the starting time of the collection, while others reflect the growing love of 80s and 90s grooves among steppers – the careful selection of tracks from those decades, with a definite ear for a sweet mellow sound! Titles include "Golden Girl" by Jakarta, "Love On The Line" by Janice, "Please Be True" by Sof Touch, "Lost In Loving You" by The McCrarys, "42nd & 6th" by Till Bronner, "Now You Know" by Billy Butler, "Forever Yours (rmx)" by 101 North, "Thief" by Lil Louis, "Something Real" by Mikki Blue, "Love High" by Jeff Redd, "Commitment" by Scott Scheer, and "Girl's Gonna Get'Cha (rmx)" by Steady B. CD

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VariousUSA All Stars In Berlin ... CD
Jazz Band (UK), 1955. Used ... $5.99
Includes perfomances by Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Ray Brown, Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald and others. CD
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Bob Florence Limited EditionState Of The Art ... LP
USA, 1988. Very Good ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some pen and discoloration along the opening.)

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RivierasLet's Have A Party ... LP
USA, 1964. Very Good ... $24.99
Titles include "California Sun", "Oh Boy", "HB Goose Step", "Rockin Robin", "Killer Joe", and "Twist & Shout". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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Judy RobertsTrio ... LP
PA USA, 1983. Very Good ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jasper Van't HofLive In Montreux ... LP
PA USA, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bob Kuban & The In-MenLook Out For The Cheater ... LP
Musicland USA, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some stains, flaking, and a split bottom seam held with clear tape.)

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✨✧ ReverberiTimer ... LP
PA USA, 1976. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky fusion from Italy – with lots of keyboards and moogy type bits, layered out over funky bass and drums (by Tullio De Piscopo!), and also some strings by the Milan Symphony Orchestra. The sound is kind of spacey and soundtracky, but the core group gives the tracks enough of a groove to stay tight. Tracks include "Roller", "Album", "Cat Casanova", "Timer", and "Soana". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Louie Bellson/Ray Brown/Paul SmithIntensive Care ... LP
PA USA, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Direct To Disc Recording on Disc Washer in a gatefold cover.)
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✨✧ Chuck BerryMore Chuck Berry ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Good+ ... $11.99
The title's certainly straightforward and to the point – but then again, there's not a lot to say about this one except that it's pure Chuck Berry all the way through! The album may well be one of Chuck's most -hit filled, as it's overflowing with classics like "Rock & Roll Music", "Maybellene", "Roll Over Beethoven", "Johnny B Goode", and "Back In The USA" – but it also includes some other numbers like "Let It Rock", "Come On", and "Round & Round". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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James BrownPapa's Got A Brand New Bag ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
Here's where things really started getting interesting for James Brown! The album was issued right around the same time as James' single "Out Of Sight" on Smash – and like that track, "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" was one of the first to use that "instruments on the beat" style of funk that would dominate all of James' work in years to come – that amazing groove that completely turned soul music on its ear – and paved the way for generations to come! The result is a startling sound that forever changed the face of groove – and you'll hear it nicely placed on this album, along with great cuts like "Cross Firing", "Mashed Potatoes USA", "Doin The Limbo", and "Love Don't Love Nobody". CD
Also available Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (180 gram pressing) ... LP 16.99

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James BrownPapa's Got A Brand New Bag (180 gram pressing) ... LP
King/Universal, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
Here's where things really started getting interesting for James Brown! The album was issued right around the same time as James' single "Out Of Sight" on Smash – and like that track, "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" was one of the first to use that "instruments on the beat" style of funk that would dominate all of James' work in years to come – that amazing groove that completely turned soul music on its ear – and paved the way for generations to come! The result is a startling sound that forever changed the face of groove – and you'll hear it nicely placed on this album, along with great cuts like "Cross Firing", "Mashed Potatoes USA", "Doin The Limbo", and "Love Don't Love Nobody". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Papa's Got A Brand New Bag ... CD 13.99

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James BrownRoots Of A Revolution ... CD
Polydor, 1960s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
A great collection of 60s work by James – one that goes way past the hits, to show the birth of the funky style that would forever be James' calling card in the 70s! The package starts in the earlier King R&B years – with tracks that are hard and soulful, yet which also have a unique approach to rhythm that was the beginning of Brown's experiments in funk. As the set moves on, it runs through an assortment of 60s hard soul styles – with touches of soul jazz, sock-boogaloo, and more – all coming together to serve up a great portrait of James' early genius! The package has a number of wonderful vocal cuts, some instrumental bits, and even some rare studio dialogue – and it features tracks pulled from a number of rare singles and long out of print LPs, complete with a killer booklet too! Titles include "Baby You're Right", "Doodle Bee", "This Old Heart", "I'll Never Never Let You Go", "I Cried", "I Don't Care", "Shout & Shimmy", "Mashed Potatoes USA", "Maybe The Last Time", "Oh Baby Don't You Weep (parts 1 & 2)", "Just You & Me Darling", "And I Do Just What I Want", "Hold It", "Begging Begging", "That Dood It", and "Chonnie On Chon". 43 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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Serge GainsbourgGainsbourg Percussions (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1964. Used ... $14.99
Groovy groovy groovy! A rare early session by Serge Gainsbourg, recorded with French jazz great Alain Gouraguer – and done with a really wonderful Latin-esque sound! The album's one of Serge's greatest from the early years – a sublime blend of Left Bank jazz and American Latin rhythms – all topped off by Gainsbourg's darkly compelling vocals. Gouraguer's especially great on the set – creating these moody and rhythmic passages that are really Serge's first attempt to hit a groove! Titles include "New York USA", "Coco & Co", "Les Sambassadeurs", "Machins Choses", "Les Yeux Doux", "Pauvre Lola", "Quand Mon", "Tatou Jeremie", and more! CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)

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Glass FamilyGlass Family Electric Band (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Maplewood/Warner, 1968. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99
A very cool package – one that brings together the rare Glass Family album that appeared on Warner Brothers in the late 60s, plus never-heard material recorded around the same time! The group have a sound that's very much in keeping with their look on the cover – a very relaxed, easygoing vibe that must have been a big hit at the communes – songwriting that's tighter than you might expect, and this slightly sunny quality that seems to take earlier LA modes and fuse them with more of a hippie sensibility – and we mean that in the best way possible! The production and overall vibe of the record are great – right up there with the hippest Warner work of the time – and titles include "Sometimes You Wander", "Agorn", "Mr Happy Glee", "Lady Blue", "Passage 17", "House Of Glass", and "Born In The USA". Bonus album features tracks that include "Baby's Gone", "Nightwrap For Dee", "Highway 1", "Two x Two", and "The Day That The Earth Stood Stoned". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 250 copies.)

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✨✧ Stephane GrappelliYoung Django ... LP
MPS, 1979. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A wonderfully surprising later album from Stephane Grappelli – one that stretches out with a sound that's far more than just the Django tribute you might guess from the title! Grapelli's working here with two guitarists – Philip Catherine and Larry Coryell – in the twin-guitar grooving mode that was used often with the Hot Club. However, the real difference here is the overall sound – as Catherine and Coryell can't help but explore the tunes in a more interesting and contemporary manner – and really bring in some amazing colors and tones to the sessions. Each guitarist is featured in a different channel – and Grappelli and bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen handle the rest of the work on the set. Titles include "Blues For Django & Stephane", "Gallerie St Hubert", "Tears", "Swing Guitars", "Oriental Shuffle", "Sweet Chorus", and "Are You In The Mood". LP, Vinyl record album
(PA/USA pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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Chico HamiltonWith Strings Attached ... LP
Warner, 1959. Very Good ... $6.99
One of the best records that Chico Hamilton cut during the 50s – and one that features Eric Dolphy, who was with Chico's group for a short while! The record's got the quintet (which also includes the excellent Dennis Budimir on guitar) fronting larger string arrangements by Fred Katz (no longer their cellist, but still a key force here) – and the approach is a great expansion on the earlier styles that Chico forged for Pacific Jazz. The strings here are never sleepy, and instead have a dark and modern feel overall – similar to Ralph Burns' best work of the time, but a bit more restrained – and Eric Dolphy's reed work really keeps things interesting, with sharp-edged notes give most of the tracks a fair bit of depth. Titles include "Modes", "Strange", "Don's Delight", "Andante", "Fair Weather", "Something To Live For", and "Pottsville USA". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a fair bit of peeled paper on the front due to a few stickers that have been removed.)

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Hank Jones & Oliver NelsonHappenings ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Good+ Gatefold ... $1.99
A great little record – very different than anything else that Hank Jones ever recorded! The album features arrangements by Oliver Nelson – done in that mod 60s pop-jazz style that he was using on his best work – and about half the record features Jones playing electric harpsichord, one of those groovy instruments that we can never get enough of! Needless to say, the combination of these two factors pushes the record far away from Jones' usual straight jazz piano trio approach – as does some tight added horn work, and an overall feel that's right up there with the grooviest sounds that Impulse or Verve had to offer in the 60s. Titles include "Broadwalk Samba", "Happenings", "Funky But Blues", "Fugue Time", "Jazztime USA", "Mas Que Nada", and "Cul De Sac". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label mono pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Barry MannWho Put The Bomp (with bonus tracks) ... CD
ABC/Universal (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $13.99
An early full-length set from the great Barry Mann – issued at a time when he was trying more to break as a singer, than in his later greater fame as a writer in a partnership with Cynthia Weil! Barry's got a surprisingly nice voice – especially when augmented here by great early 60s pop production by Don Kirshner and Al Nevins – with just the right touch of echo at all the right moments, and plenty of cool, groovy backings that emphasize all the great catchy hooks in Mann's music! And unlike most of his rock contemporaries at the time, Barry wrote all the tracks on the album – some of which you'll know from later, more famous covers – titles that include "The Way Of A Clown", "I Love How You Love Me", "Bless You", "War Paint", "Countin Teardrops", "Footsteps", and his classic novelty number "Who Put The Bomp". CD also features four bonus tracks – "Little Miss USA", "Hey Baby I'm Dancin", "Like I Don't Love You", and "Teenage Has-Been". CD

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Mart'naliaEm Samba Ao Vivo ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2014. New Copy ... $18.99
A wonderful live set from Mart'nalia – done at a level that really focuses on her raw, raspy vocals – and with backing that's pure classic samba all the way through! The set features guest work from Martinho Da Vila, who also handled the music direction as well – and the whole thing's got just the right sort of timeless vibe to match that never-ending, never-failing energy that Mart'nalia brings to her music – a quality that's both steeped in tradition, but which also comes across with a fresh, youthful feel as well. Titles include "Coracao Em Desalinho", "Casa Um DA Vila", "Maracangalha", "Chiclete Com Banana", "Pra Que Chorar", "Carol Clarisse", "Aviao", and "Samba A Dois". Also features two bonus studio tracks – "Sinto Lhe Dizer" and "Tem Juizo Mas Nao USA". CD

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Oliver Nelson with Hank Jones & Steve AllenHappenings/Soulful Brass ... CD
Impulse, 1967/1968. Used ... $6.99
Electric Harpsichord galore – two very groovy records from 60s Impulse Records! Happenings is a great little record – very different than anything else that Hank Jones ever recorded! The album features arrangements by Oliver Nelson – done in that mod 60s pop-jazz style that he was using on his best work – and about half the record features Jones playing electric harpsichord, one of those groovy instruments that we can never get enough of! Needless to say, the combination of these two factors pushes the record far away from Jones' usual straight jazz piano trio approach – as does some tight added horn work, and an overall feel that's right up there with the grooviest sounds that Impulse or Verve had to offer in the 60s. Titles include "Broadwalk Samba", "Happenings", "Funky But Blues", "Fugue Time", "Jazztime USA", "Mas Que Nada", and "Cul De Sac". Soulful Brass is one of the grooviest records that Steve Allen ever cut – thanks largely to some hip arrangements from the mighty Oliver Nelson! The set's definitely a collaborative effort – especially as it's got a vibe that has Nelson really overtaking Allen's usual strong lead – still letting Steve bring in some cool little twists and turns, of the sort you'd hear on his previous albums – but also stepping out with a lot more soul, and even an undercurrent of funk – as was the Nelson mode in the mid 60s! Horn arrangements are as wonderful as the rhythms – and in addition to piano, Steve also plays some electric harpsichord too – which we totally love. The track list is a mix of cool originals like "Torino", "Sound Machine", and "Last Night (Was A Bad Night)", plus covers like "Spooky", "Goin Out Of My Head/Can't Take My Eyes Off You", and "Green Tambourine". CD

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✨✧ Pixies ThreeParty With The Pixies Three (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
A record that's as lively as its title and its cover – a set of party-heavy girl group tracks by The Pixies Three – a lesser-remembered trio that's still plenty darn fab! The Pixies have a sound that's perhaps a bit more skittish, and sometimes a bit more rough than some of their contemporaries in the mid 60s – but that's also a big part of the delight here, because the sound of the set is slightly off kilter on most numbers – kind of like looking at familiar girl group pop with a slightly skewed vision. The approach makes for a pretty great little album, especially when all the tracks are taken together – and titles include "442 Glendwood Avenue", "Party Party Party", "Birthday Party", "After The Party", "Brand New Boy", "House Party", and "Welcome To The Party". CD also features 8 more bonus tracks that include "Orphan Boy", "Summertime USA", "The Hootch", "Cold Cold Winter", "Our Love", and "Your Way". CD

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Pony PoindexterPony Poindexter Plays The Big Ones ... LP
Prestige/New Jazz, 1963. Very Good- ... $38.99
An excellent album from the great Pony Poindexter – one of his few dates as a leader, and a real lost killer from early 60s Prestige! Pony's working here on alto and soprano sax – the latter of which sounds especially nice – all sharp-edged and angular, and cast out over some very groovy rhythms from Gildo Mahones on piano, George Tucker on bass, and Jimmie Smith on drums! The "Big Ones" in the title are some of the grooviest pop tunes of the 60s – like "Fly Me To The Moon", "Midnight In Moscow", "Moon River", and "Twistin USA" – and they're given a jaunty soul-jazz approach by Pony, who plays some of the best soprano and alto sax he's ever recorded! LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label New Jazz pressing, with RVG stamp. Vinyl has a few light surface marks, but is nice overall.)

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Pointer SistersThat's A Plenty ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1974. Very Good ... $0.99
A wonderfully retro-styled set from the Pointer Sisters – one that has the group singing in a variety of older jazz modes, but which also mixes in a nice dose of heavy funk as well! The format's an odd one, but very typical of the group's genre-blending style – of the sort that first got them noticed strongly in the early 70s, then helped them bridge out to a wide variety of audiences later in the decade. Styles include bop, swing, and even a bit of trad jazz – plus some bluesier funk on the best numbers – and the album features an incredible 8 minute version of "Love In Them There Hills", done in a sweet 70s electric style! Other tracks include "Grinning In Your Face", "Little Pony", "Fairytale", "Black Coffee", "Shaky Flat Blues", and "That's A Plenty/Surfeit USA". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Jackie RossTake The Weight Off Me – Solo Tracks & Duets With Little Milton ... CD
Grapevine (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
Incredible rare work from Chicago soul singer Jackie Ross – 70s singles cut after her more famous 60s sides for Chess – including tracks issued on the Scepter, GSF, USA, Capitol, and Sedgrick labels! If you know Jackie's classics, you'll know she's got an incredible voice – trained in gospel, but let loose on secular soul with a really righteous quality – a soaring, dynamic range that always went all-out, even in the most conventional settings! Much of the work here was done with producer Jimmy Vanleer during the 70s – and is in a style that mixes some warmer 70s touches with Ross' deeper soul vocals – a style that's a bit more sophisticated than before, but still comes off in a personal, intimate way. CD features 5 duets with Little Milton, and another 16 titles with Jackie solo – a whopping collection of rare work that includes "This World's In A Hell Of A Shape", "A Woman", "Need Your Love So Bad", "Love Master", "Hey Love", "One Hand Wash The Other", "I Think I'm Losing You", "Take The Weight Off Me", "The People Some People Choose To Love", "Patching Up The Wound", "Teach Me", and "I Like Your Loving". CD

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Phil Woods & Gene QuillPhil & Quill ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1956/1995. Used ... $9.99
A wonderful twin-alto session from the mid 50s – and one of our favorites from the RCA jazz years! Gene Quill was always one of the crisper, tighter alto talents of the time, and he's ably paired here with a young Phil Woods – an equally crisp player at this point in his career, working alongside Quill in a wonderfully sharp sound! The group's a small combo, and seems to have a slightly looser, more relaxed feel than some other RCA assemblages of the time – a mode that really just lets the two lead saxophonists focus on sharing the heads, then breaking out solos – blowing with a bit less of the tightly arranged style that often showed up on the label. Players include Sol Schlinger on baritone, Dave McKenna on piano, Buddy Jones on bass, and Shadow Wilson on drums – and tracks include "Rib Roast", "Pottsville USA", "Frank The Barber", "Twin Funkies", and "Una Momento". CD
(Includes obi.)

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VariousButtons – Starter Kit (aka Yellow Pills) ... LP
Numero, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99 22.98
A reimagined version of the legendary Yellow Pills compilation on Numero – 20 songs from the original compilation, plus two bonus tracks, new liner notes, and lots of cool sleeve scans, photos, and more! Forget everything you know about rock music in the late 70s – all the punk rock and new wave that's been immortalized over the years – and get ready to discover a whole new world of power pop! At the time, the power pop underground was as important to some ears as the artier and angrier work coming out of the east coast and UK – and the power pop world was one that could co-exist a bit more peacefully with mainstream rock, while still offering a great opportunity for bands on various local scenes. The work here has echoes of more famous acts of the time – like The Cars, The Kings, or The Knack – but it's also got a bit more of a home-grown, punk rock edge – one that comes through beautifully in the guitar parts, vocals, and unabashed hooks of the tunes. The set's a follow-up to the original Yellow Pills set by zine publisher Jordan Oakes – and it delves deeper than even that one, with a real focus on work from the end of the 70s, and acts that never had great chart success overall. Titles include "High School" by Tommy Rock, "She's Hi Fi" by The Trend, "There Goes My Heart Again" by The Kids, "Not My Girl Anymore" by The Bats, "All I Want" by The Colors, "Domestic/Imported" by The Toms, "Sunshine USA" by Randy Winburn, "One In A Million" by Luxury, "She's The Girl" by The Tweeds, "Rave It Up" by Colors, and "Hey Little Girl" by The Kids. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousNight Train To Nashville – Music City Rhythm & Blues 1945 to 1970 ... CD
Lost Highway, Mid 40s/1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $10.99
A pretty amazing batch of soul, R&B, and funk from the Nashville scene – from an astonishing range of years, too! Of course the memorabilia industry that is "Music City USA" is dominated by country music and pop, and this long, long, LONG overdue collection of singles from 1945-1970 demonstrates how much more was going on in East Tennessee beyond Chet Atkins and the Opry! The tunes range from jump blues & soul of the late 40s and 50s, and on through the harmony soul of the 60s and the pre-funk late 60s. 38 tracks on two CDs: "Nashville Jumps" by Cecil Gant, "Just Walkin' In The Rain" by The Prisonaires, "Baby Let's Play House" by Arthur Gunter, "Christene" by Little Hank Crawford, "You Can Make It If You Try" by Gene Allison, "Somebody, Somewhere" by Larry Birdsong, "Monkey Doin' Woman" by Shy Guy Douglas, "What'd I Say" by Etta James, "Snap Your Fingers" by Joe Henderson, "I Want To" by Joe Tex, "The Chokin'" Kind" by Joe Simon, "Rediscover Me" by Johnny Adams and tons more! CD

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VariousScience Fiction Park Bundesrepublik – German Home Recording Tape Music Of The 1980s ... LP
Cache/Finders Keepers (UK), 1980s. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99
Rare underground sounds from Germany in the 80s – unique 4-track home recordings that are low-fi and fringe-y, but also oddly tuneful and compelling! You can pretty much discard any preconceived notions of what you might expect from 80s underground Germany – there's hardly a strobe-lit club or nascent industrial rock sound to be found. The material has the faintest traces of things like the mid-to-late 70s nasty electro of Suicide, the arty weirdness of pre-Warner Brothers Devo, and other noisy electronic pioneers of the pre- and post-punk years – but it's ultimately very original and distinctly German. Includes "Science Fiction Park BRD" by Dit + USA, "La Zurete Nr 3" by ZSKA, "Die Bombe" by Das Gluck, "Chord Invasions" by Plastiktanz, "Vati Es Brennt" by Pyrolator, "Abbelstiel" by Diet, Do Yo Feel The Love Inside Me?" by Grune Rosen, "Enemies" by Twist Noir, "Ja Nein" by Holger Hiller and many more. 25 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
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Kazem Al SaherQusat Habebain ... CD
EMI, 2002. Used ... $1.99

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✨✧ Eric AlexanderReal Thing ... CD
High Note, 2015. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
A real high point for tenorist Eric Alexander – whose recordings for High Note to date have all been very impressive – and they just keep getting better and better! He's working here with frequent collaborators Harold Mabern on piano, John Webber on bass, and Joe Farnsworth on drums – with whom Alexander has a tremendously intuitive rapport – the way this group goes from leisurely and melodic to fast, energetic play at the drop of a dime is really something else! Pat Martino plays guitar on a few tracks, and the titles includes "The Real Thing", "Pure Pat", "Summertime", "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes", a very nice take on Roberto Menescal's Brazil classic "Little Boat", "For George And Trane", "Sleep Warm" and "The Chief". CD

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Johnny AlfOlhos Negros ... LP
RCA/BMG (Brazil), 1990. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A later album from Johnny Alf – and one recorded with a beautifully mature feel overall! The album's filled with great duets – tunes that pair Alf with singers like Gal Costa, Chico Buarque, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and Leny Andrade – all of whom sound wonderful alongside Johnny's raspy, aging style. The tunes are a bit more laidback than some of his earliest work, but never in a way that's sleepy – just pensive at points, which makes for an especially nice setting for some of the guests. Titles include "Ilusao A Toa", "Dois Coracoes", "O Que E Amar", "Eu E A Brisa", "Bar Da Praia", "Tem Mais", "Olhos Negros", and "Rapaz De Bem". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt with Jack McDuffSoul Summit – Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Prestige (Germany), 1962. New Copy ... $9.99 18.98
The brain trust of soul jazz in the early 60s – led by tenorist Gene Ammons on both albums! Soul Summit Volume one features Ammons and Sonny Stitt on tenor, plus Jack McDuff on Hammond – a definite soul summit for the time – with 3 top-shelf players in the lead, all getting plenty of room to do their thing! Both Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt are on tenor in the front, working with the respect and confidence they'd forged together on other co-led sessions from the time – and Jack McDuff's a great addition to the set, playing Hammond with his newly-lean tone, and really helping things move along nicely. Drummer Charlie Persip has a nicely booming style here – one that gets the group out of the box from the get-go, and McDuff's handling all the bass work on the organ, which always makes for a tight rhythmic romp! Most tunes are in that great raw Prestige mode from the old days, as you'd guess by titles like "Tubby", "Dumplin", and "Shuffle Twist" – alongside other numbers that include "Sleeping Susan" and "Out In The Cold Again". Soul Summit Vol 2 is a set that's less a "summit" than a great collection of groovy work for Prestige Records in the 60s – tracks that didn't make it onto other full albums of the time, but which feature material by some of the most soulful talents on the label! Tenorist Gene Ammons is the main star here – stretching out wonderfully on most numbers on the record – although the set also features added tenor work from Red Holloway, George Barrow, and Harold Vick! The mighty Jack McDuff lends his Hammond to a few tunes, Etta Jones sings on three numbers, and the record even features trumpet from Clark Terry, alto from Oliver Nelson, and congas from Ray Barretto too – on cuts that include "Scram", "Cool Cool Daddy", "Ballad For Baby", "If You Are But A Dream", "But Not For Me", and "Love I've Found You". CD

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Susana BacaDel Fuego Y Del Agua ... CD
Tonga, 2000. Used ... $14.99
(Out of print. Includes 130-page book that appears to be signed by the artist.)

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✨✧ Erykah BaduNew Amerykah Part Two (Return Of The Ankh) ... LP
Motown, 2010. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 24.98
The second chapter of Erykah Badu's New Amerykah – recorded for the most part, quite incredibly, during the same period and with the same collaborators as the mind-altering, murky and righteous hip hop funk experimentalism that was Part One – some months that must be among the most dizzyingly creative in Badu's career! We're reluctant to call Return Of The The Ankh a lighter listen than its predecessor, but, it's a less dense and outwardly experimental batch in the sonic realm – the emotionalism and the head nodding warmth is at the forefront, yet she's as uncompromising and real as ever. The sound is still innovative, unique and her own on all fronts, but the songs chosen for Part Two are ones you want to approach and embrace from the opening seconds – there's not as much of a tripped out overall vibe and you don't need to acclimate from a distance – these songs pull you right in! Includes collaborations with James Poyser, Shafiq Husayn, Ta'Raach, Karriem Riggins, Madlib and Georgia Anne Muldrow. Includes "20 Feet Tall", "Window Seat", "Agitation", "Turn Me Away (Get Munny)", "Gone Baby, Don't Be Long", "Love", "Out My Mind, Just In Time" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee Barnes & The Gospel CrusadersThat's The Way The Good Lord Planned It ... LP
ABC/Song Bird, 1975. Very Good ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Richard BeirachEon ... CD
ECM (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $14.99
One of our favorite 70s albums from pianist Richie Beirach – a set that has this wonderfully flowing energy – almost a more forceful take on the ECM sound of the 70s, yet still a bit warmer than some of Beirach's other work too! The group's a trio – with Frank Tusa on bass and Jeff Williams on drums – both players who come in strongly when needed, but also let Richie step out and state some of the strongest lines of the tunes – especially on the leads. Titles include "Eon", "Bones", "Mitsuku", "Places", and "Nardis". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Archie Bell & The DrellsTighten Up ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good ... $24.99
An incredible bit of southern funk – the first landmark LP by Archie Bell & The Drells, and the first big burst of energy from the Texas scene of the 60s! The album's incredible – with Archie up front on rough-hewn vocals, the band grooving in a mad tangle of guitar, bass, and drums, and some super-fierce horn work by the TSU Tornadoes! You've no doubt heard the band's classic "Tighten Up (part 1)", but this album also includes the incredible "part 2" to the track – which takes the groove a million miles higher! And the whole album's equally great – filled with other tight soul gems that include "A Thousand Wonders", "I Don't Want To Be A Playboy", "Give Me Time", and "When You Left Heartache Began". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Cover has some splitting and a sticker.)

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Bobby BradfordLost In LA ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1983. Used ... $8.99
Nothing lost about this set, as Bobby Bradford's work is tight and focused throughout – and stands as a hip west coast contrast to early 80s avant jazz material from points east! There's a feel here that's a lot like some of the Nimbus Records albums of the time – material that's definitely towards the left side of the jazz spectrum, but which is usually never too far out – often tied together with a sense of spirit, or a bit of swing – and at the best moments, a nice little groove that really grabs our attention. Even back in the 60s, Bobby always brought a great sense of rhythm to his farther-out work – and that tradition definitely continues here, thanks to help from the Mark Dresser and Roberto Miguel Miranda on bass, and Sherman Ferguson on drums. Bradford plays cornet, James Kousakis plays alto sax, and titles include "You Known", "Dirty Rag", "Ashes", "Ornate", and "Sho Nuff Blues". CD

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George BraithMusart ... CD
Prestige/Dusty Groove, 1967. New Copy ... $8.99 12.98
One of our favorite-ever albums on Prestige Records from the 60s – and a set that's a fair bit different than most of the other work on the label! The set's an unusual outing for saxophonist George Braith – cut after his famous albums for Blue Note, and in a mode that's quite different – very far-reaching, and almost spiritual at points – with the blend of jazz and other modes that you might find on the Cadet/Concept sessions in late 60s Chicago! Braith plays a wide assortment of saxes – c-melody, alto and soprano – but his playing here is a bit different than the Roland Kirk-like vibe of before – sometimes more stretched-out and exploratory, in a Nathan Davis sort of vibe – sometimes wrapped up in some larger explorations from the whole group. There's moments of raw percussion with echoey production, others with wordless vocals floating alongside the lead soloist, and still others that have that catchy blend of soul jazz and exoticism you'd find in the music of Eddie Harris or Yusef Lateef – even though Braith here is completely his own artist too! The set features Jane Getz on piano, Jay Carter and Eddie Diehl on guitar, and Ben Dixon on drums – but there's also a lot of percussion, both Latin and otherwise, from a shifting lineup of players. The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "Del's Theme", "Musart", "Evelyn Anita", "Our Blessing", "Laura", and "Splashes Of Love". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Kenny BurrellBlues – The Common Ground ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good ... $8.99
Not "blues" like you might expect from the title – but a hip batch of tracks that has Kenny soloing over arrangements by Don Sebesky, playing in a warmly chromatic mode that's similar to the work that Wes Montgomery also cut with Sebesky. The tracks all have a nicely angular quality – Kenny taking care of the frontline solos with ease, and Sebesky letting the band fall behind him in broad washes of color, tone, and mood. Titles include "Sausalito Nights", "Were You There", "Burning Spear", "Angel Eyes", "The Preacher", and "The Common Ground". LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing. Cover is in nice shape.)

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Roy BurrowesJamaican Jazz Crusaders (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
JMA/Jazzhus Disk (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
An amazing little record – not just for the music itself, which is inherently great – but also for its straight jazz presentation of players you might know in more of a reggae-based setting! The album's a smoking set of hardbop numbers, played with plenty of soul – by a combo billed as the Jamaican Jazz Crusaders – featuring Roy Bubbles Burrows on trumpet, Ernst Ranglin on guitar, Roland Alphonso on tenor, Aubrey Adams on piano, Harold Williams on bass, and Carl McLeod on drums. The format's a bit unusual, in that the album's bracketed by interviews and introductions from Jamaican jazz DJ Nevil Willoughby – but in the core are some great performances, with very inventive arrangements, especially in the way Ranglin's guitar is used – on titles that include "The Highest Mountain", "On Green Dolphin Street", "Split Kick", and "Round Midnight". CD

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CandidoDancin' & Prancin' (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $8.99
A key chapter in the rich long legacy of Candido on record – a set that pushes the percussion maestro strongly into the disco generation – with wonderful results that are still massively strong all these many years later! Candido had always been one of the funkiest conga players around – especially as his music moved into the 70s – but here, he really takes off with some sublime disco arrangements – full clubby grooves that are some of the best Salsoul sounds of the time, yet which still leave plenty of room for Candi's congas! The congas participate in the rhythms at every level – and often take on a nice solo spotlight too – and all tracks are nice and long, with killers that include a club remake of "Thousand Finger Man", plus "Dancin & Prancin", "Jingo", and "Rock & Shuffle". CD features a massive amount of bonus tracks – more than on the album – with gems from singles that include "Jingo (original 12" version)", "Thousand Finger Man (12" ext version)", "Jingo (Shep Pettibone mix)", "Thousand Finger Man (single)", "Jingo (single)", and "Jingo (inst)". CD

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CandidoThousand Finger Man ... LP
Solid State, 1969. Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
Stone lost Latin funk! This one's Candido's rarest – and it's a killer batch of conga-heavy grooves, recorded in the late 60s for Solid State, and featuring a very groovy set of mod Latin arrangements by Joe Cain. The band features organ, guitar, bass, horns, and some upfront conga solos from Candido. Tracks are longer than usual for this sort of album – and there's a lot of strange elements floating through the tracks, in a very nice way! Titles include "Thousand Finger Man", which has some especially firey conga breakdowns, plus "Jump Back", "Soul Limbo", "Tony's Theme (from Lady In Cement)", and "Come On Choo Choo Train". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Vinicius CantuariaVinicius Canta Antonio Carlos Jobim ... CD
Sunnyside, 2015. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
A truly beautiful tribute to the classic songcraft of Antonio Carlos Jobim – done with warmth, reverence and soul-stirring voice and guitar by Vinicius Cantuaria! The Tom Jobim songbook is timeless, of course, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that one of the finer Brazilian voices of a later generation could handle it, but this set is exceptionally strong! Some of the best numbers are on the spare side, with Cantuaria's voice up front in the mix, giving it an intimate quality that we love – but it also includes some wonderful musicians from both Rio and Tokyo – where the tracks were recorded – plus some nice guest guitar work by Bill Frisell on a couple tunes and a lovely duet with Joyce. Includes "Ligua", "Caminhos Cruzados" featuring Joyce, "Vivo Sonhando", "So Danco Samba", "Este Seu Ohlar", "Retrato Em Branco E Preto", "Felicade", "Insensatez", "Inutil Paisagem", "Voce Vai Ver", "Por Causa De Voce" and more. 13 in all. CD

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Captain BeyondSufficiently Breathless ... LP
Capricorn, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
A slightly gentler album than the first Captain Beyond outing – but one that really has the group stretching out their wings wonderfully! The set's recorded both in Macon and Sausalito – and really has a vibe that indicates that mix – a core southern rock element, handled with the soulful undercurrents of early 70s Capricorn Records – but given some freer-thinking elements at times from the Bay Area scene! The drums power through nicely at some of the best points – but even the laidback tunes are pretty darn great – and we honestly never can understand why Captain Beyond weren't as big as some of their contemporaries from the southern scene. Titles include "Starglow Energy", "Evil Men", "Drifting In Space", "Bright Blue Tango", "Everything's A Circle", and "Voyages Of Past Travelers". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy CastorFrom The Roots (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Winley/Traffic, 1969. Used ... $9.99
Killer early soul from Jimmy Castor – material that's mostly from the years before his better-known Smash Records and RCA sides – done in a wickedly-grooving style! The work here is a mix of upbeat dancefloor numbers and mellower harmony cuts – and even at this early stage, Castor's clearly a powerhouse in soul – really able to get his bag together, and deliver a tune with a tightness that's totally great – especially given that the Winley Records production still keeps an edge in the music that's plenty darn raw! There's plenty of charm, and a great sense of variety in the tunes – and titles include "Poor Loser", "Block Party", "Soul Sister", "Rattle Snake", "It's OK", "A Dream Affair", "Oh Susanna", and "Hangin Out". CD

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Teofilo ChantreAzulando ... CD
Lusafrica, 2004. Used ... $4.99
(Out of print.)

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John ColtraneColtrane's Sound ... LP
Atlantic, 1960/1966. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of the more obscure John Coltrane albums for Atlantic – but a beautiful batch of spiritual numbers that really show him pushing towards the sound of A Love Supreme! The date on the album's 1966, but the material was recorded earlier – in that key turning point year of 1960, when Coltrane really started to let loose with his new ideas – ideas so fresh, in fact, that they might have kept this record from getting released at the time! The group here features piano from McCoy Tyner, drums from Elvin Jones, and bass from Steve Davis – an oft-overlooked talent who did some amazing work with Coltrane during this brief time. The tracks are open, flowing, and filled with imagination – and Coltrane works both on tenor and soprano sax, on titles that include "Liberia", "Equinox", "Satellite", "Central Park West", and a classic reading of "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing.)
Also available Coltrane's Sound (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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